Mig Mike, gimme a draft.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Two tracks by Three

I added two tracks of the soothing hippyfied sounds of Three to the old local band mp3 page. Three was Scotty Morris, Joe Whitaker, and Matt Gautreaux in his pre-Santeria/Jah One days. These songs are from their self-titled self-released cassette which features cover art by Aletha Jolivette. I know Scotty's doing carpentry, anybody know what Joe or Matt are up to?

There are now 23 mp3s of defunct Lafayette local bands on that page. There are also several other old bands up on the interwebnet:
August Spies
Bas Clas
more Frigg-a-go-go
Full Hank
Hand Bob the Spoon
Hekatomic Cherries
Rare Avis
Three Guys Plumbing
Toxin III

So Zen Bastards, Smaug, Gangster, Hostage, Figure Four, Yellow Dye #5, etc. etc. etc. quit slacking and put some of your old stuff up on the web. Don't force me to have to start posting about Spank the Monkey.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Map of Lafayette from the 1950's

I scanned an old map of Lafayette from the 1950's and put it here. Click on a section of the map to see that quadrant in a larger view. There's also a 1.1 Meg version of the whole map.

It's interesting because it's from before most of the road improvements were made and you can see how the street layout used to be. You can also see a few things that aren't there anymore like the Southern Pacific yards and an airport on N. University. Plus you can see how modifications to other streets affected the importance of others. Simcoe, N Pierce, and St. John are just kind of relegated to being ghetto streets now, but they used to be major. Same thing with General Mouton. Anyway, it's pretty interesting to check out.